Parent Revolution

At Parent Revolution, we organize, train, and work side-by-side with families to support their use of power to secure a quality education for their children, children in their communities, and for all children.

Our vision is a public education system in Los Angeles and throughout California that provides a high quality education to every child, regardless of their race, socioeconomic status, or zip code.

Jul 31, 2019
A Community Organizer at Parent Revolution works to make sure that public school families in Los Angeles can use their choices and their voices to help every child get a great education.   Responsibilities Include: ·     Community outreach and family engagement. ·     In-person and phone support for families to help them understand their school options and to help them apply to good public schools ·     Developing parent understanding of key educational issues and supporting their development as community leaders who take action to improve education. ·     Organizing and mobilizing parent leaders and membership groups to take public action to improve education. ·     Planning and executing organizing strategy and activities. ·     Growing parent membership of the Parent Power Network   Key Activities Key Activities Include: ·     1:1 meetings with families ·     Phone calls and text messages with families ·     Planning for and facilitating group meetings of families ·     Development of parent leaders to organize their community ·     Building strong relationships between parents ·     Supporting parent leaders to plan and execute public actions including mobilizing at school board meetings, sharing their experiences in the media, meeting with elected officials and decision-makers and taking on leadership roles in schools and in school systems ·     Building the skills of parent leaders to use their experiences, their story and their knowledge to advocate for better educational opportunities for all children ·     Building relationships with community organizations ·     Other duties as assigned   Beliefs, Skills and Experience Beliefs Strong Belief that: ·     All students deserve a great public education and that all students can succeed when they have access to great schools and great teachers. ·     Too many children are not served well by the public education system in the United States, in California and in Los Angeles. These systems need to be better. ·     All parents should have a voice in how their children and children in their community are educated. ·     All people, no matter their background, their income or the language that they speak have the potential to develop the power to challenge and change unjust systems and practices.   Experience: ·     Two years (preferred) organizing experience with political campaigns, union organizing, community-based organizations, or other equivalent organizing experience or two years of working in public education or direct service with low-income families ·     Experience working and effectively developing leadership within low-income communities and communities of color is a strong plus ·     Experience as a parent or educator in public schools is a plus, but not required   Skills: ·     Commitment to working collaboratively ·     Driven and motivated to be successful accountability for self and others ·     Strong ability to connect with, challenge and inspire people ·     Ability to adjust to changes, to push through challenges and to bounce back from disappointments ·     Ability to self-manage time ·     Ability and willingness to work in a diverse work environment ·     Strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak confidently in Spanish is a strong plus, but not required. ·     Basic computer skills including online research, Microsoft Office & Google Suites ·     A driver’s license and a reliable car to drive to meetings   Benefits Salary is competitive and DOE. Position also comes with a full benefits package, including health, dental, vision, 403b, life, and disability.    How To Apply jobs@parentrevolution.org http://www.parentrevolution.org To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume to Mehul Patel at jobs@parentrevolution.org Please include your name and “Community Organizer” in the subject line.
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